What is the Delivery Fee?

Common Freight Costs & Charges


Who Charges the Delivery Fee: Forwarder

Charge At: Destination

Delivery Fee Description: The load type determines which term the fee for delivery is called. Drayage applies to containers. Trucking Fee applies to ocean freighted pallets. Airfreight Cartage applies to air-freighted pallets. This charge covers delivery from a warehouse at the destination terminal to your requested delivery point. The two variable factors that determine how high this fee is the fee is distance and either freight class (for most US truck carriers) or chargeable weight.

AKA Transport Arbitrary at Destination.

Delivery Fee Tips: If this leg isn’t included in your quote, and you are not picking up the goods yourself, then arrange pickup in advance to avoid costly delays.


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